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While it would be impossible to personally test every product, we strive to pick the best of class for many product categories and provide in-depth hands-on reviews. These are the products in our testing lab. Members can follow along with our testing in our Field Testing Lab, and our results become part of our more in-depth reviews.

weBoost Trucker

weBoost’s 3G optimized high gain omni-directional antenna intended for large trucks and RVs.

Pepwave Surf SOHO

Rev 2 – Peplink’s featured packed router designed for small offices and home offices.

$179

Pantech MHS291L

The first Verizon XLTE mobile hotspot to hit the market, but it suffers a critical flaw.

$159

Netgear Zing AirCard 771S

Sprint’s former flagship hotspot has antenna ports, but lacks LTE Plus.

$192

Netgear Unite Pro 781S

AT&T’s flagship LTE-A capable mobile hotspot.

$199

weBoost Panel Antenna

weBoost’s multi-band directional panel antenna for poles & windows.

$84.99

Panorama Wideband MIMO

Panorama’s Directional Wideband MIMO antenna.

$129.95

Alfa Desktop WiFi Extending Router

A basic and affordable option that only provides WiFi extending.

$159.98

WiFiRanger Go2

WiFiRanger’s Top End Mobile Router.

$239.99

WiFiRanger Elite

WiFiRanger’s roof mounted long range Wi-Fi router.

$359.99+

WiFiRanger Sky2

WiFiRanger’s most basic roof-mounted system.

$199.99

Novatel MiFi 6620L

A former flagship XLTE capable hotspot worthy of consideration.

$199

ZTE Pocket Wi-Fi

Sprint’s flagship mobile hotspot choice – supporting LTE Plus and 802.11ac.

$180

weBoost 4G Omni Building

weBoost’s 4G Omni Antenna, also packaged with 4G-X RV Cellular Booster Kit.

$79.99

weBoost Signal 4G

A direct-wired amplifier for use with a single cellular device with an antenna port.

$249

Project Fi

Google’s unique MVNO option that combines the coverage map of Sprint, T-Mobile and US Cellular.

SolidRF MobileForce 4G

A solid all carrier booster from SolidRF (formerly Top Signal).

$399

Netgear Fuse AC779S

Sprint’s prepaid mobile hotspot is very basic, but DOES support external antennas.

$168

Novatel U620L

Verizon’s 2015 USB cellular modem option.

$199

Karma Go

Karma’s proprietary mobile hotspot provides service powered by Sprint.

$149

WiFiRanger Mini

WiFiRanger’s Entry Level Mobile Router.

$159.99

MOFI4500-4GXELTE

MoFi’s basic router with cellular tethering.

$149.99

ZTE Mobley

AT&T’s connect car mobile hotspot is tied to one of the best plan deal around.

$99

Netgear AC791L

Verizon’s 2015 flagship mobile hotspot, packed with features.

$199

weBoost RV 4G

Based on weBoost’s stronger residential booster, and only usable while stationary.

$399

Postpaid Sprint Plans

Sprint’s own postpaid native cellular phone & data plan.

Sprint Unlimited Plan

This plan is now discontinued, and replaced with an Unlimitedville Rental Plan.

SureCall Fusion2Go (RV)

SureCall’s 5-Band mobile booster, also available in a special RV optimized antenna kit.

$449 - 549

weBoost 4G Marine Antenna

A durable, omni-directional antenna created especially for marine applications. 

$199.99

ZTE Falcon Z-917

T-Mobile’s basic but capable LTE Band 12 compatible mobile hotspot.

$79.95

WirEng BoatAnt2-MIMO

A high gain omni-directional MIMO antenna from WirEng.

$419.98

GLiNet Smart Mini Routers

Ultra compact routers with a lot of features by GL Innovations.

$22 - 35

Unlimitedville Rental Plans

Unlimitedville offers one-stop shopping for unlimited data plan rentals on AT&T, T-Mobile, & Verizon.

Non-Profit Sprint Unlimited Data Plans

A clause in the Sprint Clear WiMax purchase allows for non-profits to offer low cost unlimited data plans.

MOFI4500-SIM4

MoFi’s all-carrier embedded modem router.

$299.99

SureCall RF 5-Band Signal Meter

Measures wireless signal for Voice/3G/4G/LTE for all major carriers in the US.

$250+

Maximum Signal Max-Amp

The Max-Amp cell booster makes some very ambitious claims, but in our hands-on testing consistently fell short of expectations.

$579-$649

Urant MIMO Antenna

Urant MIMO 4G antenna with 2 TS-9 connectors.

$18.50

Wireless Home Phone & Internet

AT&T’s cellular data plan intended for homes, offers more GBs for the dollar.

Suction Cup Antenna Holder

Mounting solution for tube antennas.

$39.99

Cel-Fi Marine Antenna

A durable, omni-directional antenna created especially for marine applications. 

$159.99

HiBoost Travel 4G LTE

Hiboost USA’s mobile cellular booster.

$349

Panorama Desktop MIMO Antenna

Panorama’s desktop MIMO antenna with 2 TS-9 connectors.

$44.99

HumX

Verizon’s connected car mobile hotspot provides internet while underway.

$150

Winegard ConnecT WF1 & 4G1

Winegard’s unique-looking Wi-Fi extender and mobile router solution is an interesting addition to the market.

$549-$749

ZTE Warp Connect WiFi Hotspot

A mobile hotspot device for Sprint and their prepaid brand Boost Mobile.

$49 - 144

Skyroam

Global mobile hotspot with a virtual-SIM that allows you to purchase day passes for unlimited international use.

$99 - $149

WiFiRanger MicroLTE

WiFiRanger’s tiny, less capable roof-mounted combined cellular / WiFi package.

$299.99

Garmin inReach SE+, Explorer+ & Mini

Handheld satellite communicator for remote tracking & two-way text communication.

$349-449

Winegard ConnecT 2.0

Winegard’s second attempt at a Wi-Fi extender and mobile router solution.

$209-$369

SureCall Fusion2Go 3.0 (RV)

SureCall’s updated 5-Band mobile booster, available in a special RV optimized antenna kit.

$399 - 449

AT&T Velocity 2

AT&T’s updated entry-level LTE capable mobile hotspot is a decent basic choice.

$119

SureCall FusionTrek

A forthcoming vehicle signal booster which eliminates outside antennas or cables.

$199

Alfa WiFi Camp Pro / Camp Pro 2 Kit

A basic and affordable option with an external mounted high gain antenna.

$169.99

weBoost Connect RV 65

weBoost’s RV booster kit designed for stationary/parked RVs in remote locations.

$649

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Wireless Home Phone & Internet

AT&T’s cellular data plan intended for homes, offers more GBs for the dollar.

ZTE Falcon Z-917

T-Mobile’s basic but capable LTE Band 12 compatible mobile hotspot.

$79.95

SureCall Fusion2Go (RV)

SureCall’s 5-Band mobile booster, also available in a special RV optimized antenna kit.

$449 - 549

Sprint Unlimited Plan

This plan is now discontinued, and replaced with an Unlimitedville Rental Plan.

weBoost RV 4G

Based on weBoost’s stronger residential booster, and only usable while stationary.

$399

WiFiRanger Mini

WiFiRanger’s Entry Level Mobile Router.

$159.99

Novatel U620L

Verizon’s 2015 USB cellular modem option.

$199

Netgear Fuse AC779S

Sprint’s prepaid mobile hotspot is very basic, but DOES support external antennas.

$168

ZTE Pocket Wi-Fi

Sprint’s flagship mobile hotspot choice – supporting LTE Plus and 802.11ac.

$180

Novatel MiFi 6620L

A former flagship XLTE capable hotspot worthy of consideration.

$199

WiFiRanger Elite

WiFiRanger’s roof mounted long range Wi-Fi router.

$359.99+

WiFiRanger Go2

WiFiRanger’s Top End Mobile Router.

$239.99

Netgear Unite Pro 781S

AT&T’s flagship LTE-A capable mobile hotspot.

$199

Netgear Zing AirCard 771S

Sprint’s former flagship hotspot has antenna ports, but lacks LTE Plus.

$192

Pantech MHS291L

The first Verizon XLTE mobile hotspot to hit the market, but it suffers a critical flaw.

$159

Pepwave Surf SOHO

Rev 2 – Peplink’s featured packed router designed for small offices and home offices.

$179

weBoost Trucker

weBoost’s 3G optimized high gain omni-directional antenna intended for large trucks and RVs.